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Gaze up at the famous Christ Redeemer Statue. Images: Diogo Obadia

Corcovado with Christ Redeemer Statue by Train – Skip The Line

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Have the time of your life in tropical Rio, with a rainforest tour and ride up the Christ The Redeemer statue

Highlights

  • Visit the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon
  • Ride a train through the lush greenery of the Tijuca Rainforest
  • Ascend to the top of Corcovado Mountain for incredible views and the Christ Redeemer statue
  • GPS-Triggered commentary in Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Russian.
  • Get the insider’s look into Rio’s Lifestyle

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Transfer to Most Hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Train Ticket
  • Live audio guide – available in 9 different languages

Exclusions

  • Food and Beverages
  • Optional Gratuities

Please Note

  • Keep in mind that if you want to avoid picking other passenger, just ask us to be picked up from the last departure point on the tour.

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Dec 20 2016
Nos gusto mucho, fue exacto como estaba descrito online
Reply From Gray Line:
Great  to hear! We do our best to constantly live up to the standards and itineraries we post online, and it's fantastic to hear that this was upheld on the day you joined us. We hope to welcome you onto another sightseeing experience soon--wherever that may be--and hope you have a great Holiday Season and year end! 


The Gray Line Team
Feb 16 2016
Good
Reply From Sarah:
We are sorry to hear you were not able to join the Corcovado with Christ Redeemer Statue tour. Thank you for your review as it provides us with the opportunity to improve.
Feb 16 2016
The bus was very comfortable and took us right to the entrance. Great tour!
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ITINERARY

After picking you up from your hotel, we’ll drive along the beach collecting other passengers and there you will have a chance to hear some interesting stories from Rio’s past and Present. You’ll feel the vibe locals felt when Rio was appointed to host the Olympics, hear about the City’s famous New Year’s party while having a chance to see some of Rio’s unique sports, like Frescobol and Footvolley.

We’ll make our way to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (except on Sundays). There you’ll drive by Flamengo’s headquarters and hear a little bit about the 4 most famous soccer clubs in the Rio and the rivalries involving Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense and Vasco da Gama!

Before heading to Laranjeiras, you’ll hear about the gorgeous Botanical Garden, just a couple of streets away from the Lagoon. It was founded in 1808 by former Portuguese Emperor D. João VI and it shows the diversity of Brazilian and foreign flora, the garden is quiet and serene on weekdays and blossoms with families on weekends. While crossing Lagoa on our way to Cosme Velho, you can see the typical carioca lifestyle, with its many options for open-air activities, restaurants and the famous paddleboats!

Upon reaching Cosme Velho Station, sitting at the bottom of Corcovado Mountain, we will catch the train with pre-reserved tickets to save time and it will take you up to the top, through the dense Tijuca rain forest to the 38m tall (125ft) Christ Redeemer Statue. The 20 minute ride up will give you a chance to thoroughly appreciate the Tijuca Forest, which is considered to be the largest urban forest in the whole world. It represents 7% of the whole city`s territory! It’s breath taking and that alone already makes the trip well worth it.

Upon arriving at the Statue, you will have two options of reaching the top, by a lift and then an escalator, or the traditional way, by stairs, 222 Steps, but the prize makes it all worthwhile. Once up, the views and the imposing statue will take your mind off the walk up! Looking up you will feel blessed and protected by this beautiful monument of Christ with open arms, now one of the new Seven Wonders of the World! From up there you can see most of the city, all of the south zone and all the way to Niteroi. A unique view that will astound you. You will have about 40 minutes to get to know all the sides and views of Corcovado and take pictures.

After riding the train back down, guests will make their way back to their hotels while having a chance to hear about Rio’s economy, which has shifted throughout the years, having relied on Coffee, Gold and more recently Oil for most of its income. The devastating losses in both World Cups held in Brazil will not go unmentioned and you will have an in depth look at what life is like in the Favelas. We hope this makes for an insider’s look into the life of Rio’s locals. Hopefully you’ll leave the tour felling truly like one.

Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.